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K-State players end threat of boycott over Floyd tweet

MANHATTAN — Kansas State football players have called off a threatened boycott in response to an insensitive tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd. The decision, announced on social media by several players, follows moves by the school to address diversity concerns. "We ...

SEC commissioner urges NIL uniformity in meeting with U.S. Senate committee

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday that there needs to be a uniform federal law to regulate the compensation of college athletes instead of a series of state-level versions with differing requirements. Sankey was part of a panel discussing ...

KU rowing sets program record with 11 National Scholar Athlete honorees

A program record 11 rowers from the University of Kansas recently earned National Scholar Athlete recognition from the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. This marks the third year in a row that the KU rowing program set a new record for NSA honors, topping the 2019 total of 10, which also ...

KU swimming and diving receives academic honor for 36th consecutive semester

For the 36th consecutive semester, the Kansas swimming and diving program was selected to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America’s Scholar All-America Team, the school announced this week. The Jayhawks finished the 2020 spring semester with a 3.95 grade-point average and were ...

K-State players announce boycott after student’s Floyd tweet; coach supports team

Updated at 10:03 a.m. Monday MANHATTAN — Kansas State football players say they will boycott all team activities until administrators create a policy that would allow a student to be expelled for "openly racist, threatening or disrespectful actions." The move that most players announced ...

Gary Woodland misses cut at Travelers Championship

Former Kansas golfer Gary Woodland missed the cut and will not play in this weekend’s third and fourth rounds at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. Woodland shot a 2-under-par 68 on Friday, recovering from a rough front nine with five birdies on the back nine. But it was not enough ...

Gary Woodland shoots even par in Round 1 of Travelers Championship

After opening with three birdies on the front nine during the first round of the Travelers Championship on Thursday in Connecticut, former Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland struggled to get home. Woodland shot a 3-over par 38 on the back nine, which included a double bogey on the par-5 13th ...

Gary Woodland finishes tied for 62nd at RBC Heritage

Former Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland never quite got going this week at the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head, S.C., where he shot 6-under for the tournament to finish tied for 62nd. Woodland made the cut on Friday by shooting 5-under during the first two rounds. But he shot ...

Gary Woodland shoots 3-under to move up at RBC Heritage

Former KU golfer Gary Woodland shot 3-under and moved up 19 spots in the standings at the RBC Heritage by the time his second round was finished on Friday morning. Woodland opened his round with a bogey but responded by carding five birdies and just one more bogey the rest of the day. His ...

Woodland rides another hot streak to close Round 1 at the RBC Heritage

After a slow start to his round on Thursday at the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., former University of Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland finished on a hot streak for the second week in a row. After shooting a 2-over par 38 on the front nine, Woodland carded birdies ...

Kansas Athletics offers ticket assurance plan for 2020-21 season ticket holders

University of Kansas fans holding season tickets for upcoming KU sporting events now have assurances from the athletic department that their investment is safe. On Wednesday afternoon, KU Athletic Director Jeff Long sent an email to donors announcing the details of a ticket assurance plan for ...

Former KU golfer Gary Woodland in 2nd place entering Sunday’s final round

When he finished his third round at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, former KU golfer Gary Woodland was in a first-place tie at 12-under par. By the time everybody was done, Woodland was tied for second, one stroke behind Xander Schauffele heading into ...

Former Jayhawk Gary Woodland 3 off the lead at Charles Schwab Challenge

Former KU golf standout Gary Woodland’s hot streak at golf’s first PGA Tour event since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the sport continued well into Friday afternoon at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas. After finishing Round 1 at Colonial Country Club with five birdies ...

KU student-athletes set department record with 3.43 spring GPA

The University of Kansas athletic department overcame an unusual spring to set a department record with a combined 3.43 grade-point average, KU announced Wednesday. According to a news release, all 14 of KU’s varsity programs posted a GPA of 3.0 or better “for the first time since GPAs ...

KU coaches, former Jayhawks speak out against racism

Amid the nationwide protests against racism and police brutality that were sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, University of Kansas athletics leaders and several other sports figures with KU ties are speaking out. In a joint statement issued Saturday by the athletic ...

Six Kansas track standouts earn All-American honors

Six members of the Kansas track and field teams were recognized as All-Americans for their performances during the 2019-20 indoor season, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced this week. Sophomore Zach Bradford, junior Honour Finley, and seniors Gleb ...

NCAA extends recruiting dead period through July 31

Cue the virtual visits and keep those cellphones charged. It’s going to be a quiet summer on the in-person college athletics recruiting front. That much was learned this week, when the NCAA’s Division I Council Coordination Committee announced that the current recruiting dead period had ...